They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon wrote ‘For the Fallen’, in Cornwall in September 1914, a month after the outbreak of the First World War. Though not himself a soldier, being in his mid-forties when war broke out, he created some of the most poignant words of the First World War.